Regina v Secretary of State for the Home Department Ex Parte A: HL 27 Jan 2000

A youth had been remanded into the care of the local authority pending his trial. He was eventually made subject to a custodial sentence and sought to have the period of remand deducted from his sentence. The period in care had not been in a secure environment but a strict regime of curfews and otherwise had applied. The court held that such a remand did not operate to restrict his liberty and the time was not to be deducted.


Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead Lord Nolan Lord Steyn Lord Hope of Craighead Lord Clyde


Times 28-Jan-2000, Gazette 10-Feb-2000, [2000] UKHL 4, [2000] 2 AC 276, [2000] 1 All ER 651, [2000] 2 WLR 293, [2000] Crim LR 321, [2000] 2 Cr App Rep (S) 263, (2000) 164 JP 141, [2000] Prison LR 13


House of Lords, Bailii


Criminal Justice Act 1967 Part III


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedIn re D (A Child) SC 26-Sep-2019
D, a young adult had a mild learning disability and other more serious conditions. He was taken into a hospital providing mental health services. The external door was locked, and a declaration was sought to permit this deprivation of his liberty, . .
Lists of cited by and citing cases may be incomplete.

Criminal Sentencing, Children

Updated: 19 April 2022; Ref: scu.85524